Effervescent supplements present a more refreshing, fizzy method of taking supplements and therefore, attract high consumer appeal. In the July 2008 Nutrition Business Journal, it was estimated that between 2005 and 2008 15 percent of supplements sold in the United States were effervescent products. This novel concept of nutrient delivery is drawing more nutraceutical manufacturers to explore effervescent manufacturing for their products.
More than just a fizzy drink, effervescent delivery forms offer more distinct advantages over tablets and liquids, including:
Maximum absorption of nutrientsLess gastric irritation than tabletsIncorporates more active ingredients than tabletsMore portable delivery form than liquids with more superior flavorSuperior shelf-life stability than liquids
However, in order to achieve the benefits of effervescent supplements it is necessary to focus on critical aspects of manufacturing this unique form of delivery.
What You Should Know about Manufacturing Effervescent Supplements before Choosing a Private Label Manufacturer
Highly sensitive to moisture, effervescent manufacturing requires more attention and precision. Right from design formulation to process and packaging of effervescent tablets
, precautions need to be taken to produce an end-product that will produce an efficient effervescent reaction. The following points should be considered:Choosing of Raw Materials
Raw materials should have low-moisture content with high water solubility. If the components are not easily soluble in water, the effervescent reaction will be hindered and the tablet will take time to disintegrate. It is important that all components have the same rate of solubility for successful delivery of nutrients.Controlled Manufacturing Environment
Controlling humidity and temperature in the production area is important to avoid chemical reaction taking place between active ingredients after packaging, which would render the product useless.Granulation
Effervescent dosages are typically larger than conventional tablets and therefore more difficult to produce. The granulation process must produce free-flowing granules that have uniformity of particle size distribution, shape and even distribution of active ingredients to give a consistent and reliable dose.
Compactability is an important issue. Tablets that are not hardened properly can be easily broken or damaged, while tablets that are too hard may hinder disintegration.
and tubes are the most common packaging options for effervescent supplements. Priority must be given to stability of product during packaging and storage. Pin holes in foil packaging are common failures as they introduce moisture inside the packaging leading to premature effervescent reaction. Heavier-gauged foil can reduce the risk of pin holes.Choosing a Private Label Supplement Manufacturer for Effervescent Supplements
There are only a few companies in the United States who have the experience in manufacturing effervescent supplements. You should partner with a private label supplement manufacturer who has the technological experience in effervescent manufacturing. This will assure you of an efficient, effervescent delivery form that will deliver superior results to your customers. Additional advantages with Vitacap Labs include a GMP-certified facility and flexible production runs along with customizable customer service options.